KU Track Alum Takes Bronze at World Championships
SOPOT, Poland – Former Kansas track star Kyle Clemons finished third in the 400-meter final Saturday at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Poland.
Clemons, who competed for the Jayhawks from 2010-13, entered the event two weeks removed from claiming the American 400-meter title at the USA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. Clemons made it to the final in Sopot by way of two qualifying races Friday. He was the second-overall qualifier in the preliminary heats before running to the No. 2 overall qualifying spot in the semifinal race.
In the final, Clemons was again the top American finisher but was unable to overcome the Czech Republic’s Pavel Maslak and the Bahama’s Chris Brown. He managed to claim a third-place after completing his quarter mile in 45.74.
Clemons will conclude his weekend with team USA as a member of the 4×400-meter relay team. The event will close out the World Championship meet Sunday at 11:40 a.m. (CT).
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